the roles as a Pirate Ship crew, teams will arrive at the beginning of the game
with “booty” to trade. The aim of this highly immersive game is to build up
their relationships with other traders, accumulating treasure and use their
craftiness to collect important market information. The key to the game is to
develop long-lasting relationships with other teams, allowing you to
future-proof your game strategy and accumulate treasure throughout the course
of the entire session. Trade Winds takes place over four cycles, represented by
‘4 years’ in the game, with new market information being delivered and changes
in the dynamic game environment occurring at the beginning of each ‘new year’.
Teams that make quick decisions and adapt successfully to the market changes
will come out on top at the end of the game, when the final treasure is all
counted up in a fun-filled finale.
around strategic planning, negotiation and fast information analysis, this
thematic and engaging team building game is all about exploring the versatility
of communication and how to leverage information for your advantage. The
high-energy atmosphere created during the game is immediately attention-grabbing,
drawing all types of delegates into the fray and encouraging everyone to get
involved. The primary goal of each team is to establish trust-driven
relationships with other traders, allowing them to reliably generate income and
make educated business decisions. Teams which collaborate with one another are
the most successful, emphasising the importance of identifying win-win
opportunities to permit growth.
drawing on elements of haggling and healthy competition, Trade Winds is a
thematically engaging yet incredibly valuable business simulation activity.
Ranging from negotiation to client relationship management, this game presents
a range of development opportunities to improve skills which directly translate
into the workplace environment – all whilst challenging delegates to
continually think about the bottom line and take a results-driven approach to
This activity can been designed to adhere to physical distancing guidelines. We modify the program to avoid game materials and handouts that need to be passed between participants. And, avoid anything where you have to get too close! Our skilled facilitators will be there to guide your participants throughout the experience, ensuring that as well as keeping to social distancing protocol each participant is engaged and having an enjoyable learning experience. Get in touch to find out how we can customise this experience for physical distancing and your team.
What a fun business simulation. We loved dressing up, haggling and negotiating, it was good fun and we have lots of things that came out during the activity to continue discussing together.